Running to the Mountain to Escape into Battle

Running to the Mountain to Escape into Battle

Wednesday is for Prayer

Jesus prayingThe tide has turned. The Pharisees are furious with Jesus. Blinded by hate, they are plotting to kill him.

Crowds are following. The twelve are being trained. His ministry is just beginning to gear up and is making headway in proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom. And the Pharisees are planning how to destroy both him and his message.

What will Jesus do?

Luke tells us.

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When Heaven Invades Earth, are We Ready?

When Heaven Invades Earth, are We Ready?

Tuesday is for Thinking

Withered hands 1High drama on a Sabbath.

5 And he said to them, “The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.” 

6 On another Sabbath, he entered the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was withered. 7 And the scribes and the Pharisees watched him, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, so that they might find a reason to accuse him. 8 But he knew their…

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Lazy Atheists; John Stewart’s Prejudice; Tim Keller on Suffering; Government Homosexuality Numbers; Smart Phones Making us Dumb and more

Lazy Atheists; John Stewart’s Prejudice; Tim Keller on Suffering; Government Homosexuality Numbers; Smart Phones Making us Dumb and more

Weekend Links Dan, Owen and Ellie (Day One of Being a Big Brother)

Dan, Owen and Ellie (Day One of Being a Big Brother)

I am a grandfather again!  Meredith and Dan just had their second child. Young Owen has a baby sister, Ellie Leta, born this morning weighing 7lb. 1 Oz and 18″ long.  We are excited for them and us and excited to see our new family member. Enjoy the weekend links.

Better Thinking about Politics and Cultural Engagement

A Primer on…

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When an Unknown Anxiety Steals Sleep

When an Unknown Anxiety Steals Sleep

Friday is for Heart Songs

Psalm 50(11)12:21 AM. I had been tossing and turning, and thinking and definitely not sleeping for about 40 minutes. I gave up and got up.

Grabbing my Bible, my feet wandered to the living room, and my hand turned on the light while my eyes got busy and began to read the next psalm from where I found my bookmark—Psalm 50.

Heart racing. I don’t know why. Anxiety of some kind, but…

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Let Me Be Weak

Thursday is for Discipleship “Father, let me be weak that I might loose my clutch on everything temporal.

Let Me Be Weak

Thursday is for Discipleship “Father, let me be weak that I might loose my clutch on everything temporal.